Honeywell VISTA-128BPTSIA Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Purchase a 4208U or a 4208SN?
The 4208U and 4208SN are both 8-Zone Polling Loop (V-Plex) Expanders. Both work with the VISTA-128 and VISTA-250 panels. But there are differences. Learn about these expanders.
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How Do I Power My Tuxedo Keypad From an Auxiliary Power Supply On a VISTA TURBO Panel?
You must use an auxiliary power supply with a Tuxedo Touch if the keypad pushes the panel over its power limits. Learn how to add a Tuxedo to a VISTA TURBO using a power supply.
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Why is Total Connect 2.0 Showing the Incorrect Life-Safety Alarm for My VISTA-128BPT?
Any VISTA-128BPT running FW Version 11.4 or lower with 2*22 enabled will display the wrong alarm type when a fire alarm is initiated on Partitions 2 - 8. Learn about this issue.
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Can I Link Together Multiple Honeywell VISTA Systems?
Honeywell Vista-128BP and Vista-250BP Systems support linking for up to eight (8) panels. In turn, each panel could have up to eight (8) partitions. Learn about panel linking.
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Why Can't I Disable Auto-Stay Arming For My VISTA-128BPT?
Version 10.0 of the VISTA-128BPT had an error that made it impossible to disable Auto-Stay Arming for TC2. Learn how you can disable Auto-Stay Arming for your VISTA-128BPT.
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Why Is My VISTA-128BPT Armed Stay After Arming Away From TC2?
Firmware 10.0 of the VISTA-128BPT had an error that prevented disabling Auto-Stay Arming for Total Connect 2.0. The issue was fixed in Revision 10.4. Learn how to upgrade to 10.4.
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What Does SIA Mean on a VISTA-P Alarm System?
A panel listed as SIA is complaint with the standards outlined by the Security Industry Association. The standards help to reduce false alarms. Learn about SIA compliant systems.
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Can I Add a Honeywell 4219 Zone Expander to a Honeywell VISTA-128BPT?
The Honeywell 4219 cannot be used with polling loop panels like the VISTA-128BPT. Instead, a 4208SN or 4208U can be used for this purpose. Learn about the VISTA-128BPT.
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What is a Partition?
A partition is a separate section of an alarm system that can be controlled independently from other areas of the system. Learn how using partitions can benefit your system.
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What Exactly is a Duress Code and a Verbal Duress Code?
When a user enters in a duress code or provides a verbal duress password, the central station operator will know to send immediate dispatch. Learn more about duress codes.
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